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Del 6 al 8 de marzo se realizó el Global Legal Hackathon en más de 50 ciudades de 25 países de todo el mundo, con más de 5.000 participantes.

Aún es ampliamente considerado como el Hackathon legal más grande del mundo y podría muy bien ser uno de los más grandes (si no el más grande) de 2020. Este año, muchos participaron en los Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido, junto con Argentina y Brasil, hasta China, Sudáfrica y varios más. La gente lanzó ideas, formó equipos y creó soluciones legales basadas en la tecnología. Al final del evento estos equipos presentaron sus soluciones a un panel de jueces. En última instancia, había un equipo ganador en cada ubicación los cuales avanzaron a la siguiente ronda.


Los ganadores y participantes anteriores de #GLH2018 y #GLH2019 vuelven a ser anfitriones por primera vez después de crear compañías y organizaciones. Hay una afluencia de apoyo de los participantes anteriores para continuar por tercer año consecutivo o incluso solicitar ser voluntario, lo que demuestra que la comunidad que ha creado el Global Legal Hackathon es algo muy importante.

La idea sigue siendo la misma: reunir a las personas para ver si pueden construir un modelo de trabajo de un producto legal basado en software. Se trata de dar la oportunidad a cualquiera de probar una idea y proporcionar la mejor plataforma para hacerlo.

Este año se lanzó un #GLHInclusivityChallenge. Coincidiendo con el Día Internacional de la Mujer, los equipos de Hackathon se inspiraron para desarrollar nuevas soluciones para aumentar la equidad, la diversidad y la inclusión en la industria legal del mundo.

El año pasado el #GLH2019 se desarrolló el 23 y 24 e incluyó a Buenos Aires en la agenda.
A último momento, ZirconTech pudo trabajar remotamente y presentar una solución en la cual se creaba una plantilla para contratos de servicios profesionales que podía ser activado en la plataforma Monax.
La edición #GLH2020 en Buenos Aires presentó una notoria superación. BILDENLEX ABOGADOS y la Asociación LEGALTECH ARGENTINA han venido trabajando activamente en desarrollar acciones distintivas para que la innovación legal permita nuevas perspectivas de trabajo. Del 6 al 8 de marzo de 2020 tuvo lugar en Buenos Aires el Tercer Global Legal Hackathon organizado por BILDENLEX ABOGADOS y otras instituciones. El evento se desarrolló en las oficinas de IOV Labs.

Los objetivos de la competencia comprendieron en el ámbito privado, la empresa y la práctica del derecho. En el ámbito público, la gobernabilidad, los sistemas legales y el acceso a la justicia. Finalmente, desde el punto de vista de la diversidad se procuraba enfrentar el desafío de la inclusividad. Los participantes y equipos de todo el mundo, en cada ciudad de Global Legal Hackaton, tenían el desafío de inventar nuevas formas de aumentar la equidad, la diversidad y la inclusión en la industria legal.

ZirconTech participó como sponsor del evento que llevó adelante Bildenlex Abogados con otras instituciones.

Apertura del evento – Día 1

Juan Pablo Mas Velez abrió el evento en directo, vía videoconferencia desde Francia.

Primer panel
GLH2020 Argentina – Mariano Heller – cómo innovar en la justicia
GLH2020 Argentina: Quiroga – intersección entre el derecho y la tecnología
Comienzo del Día 2

Guillermo Navarro, socio fundador de Bildenlex Abogados decía recién terminado el hackaton que “no había palabras para explicar lo que salió. Con la presencia de más de 120 personas y 7 equipos, compitieron durante 3 días para llevar a cabo una aplicación”.

Los equipos ganadores fueron los siguientes:

1- Mayoría: Impulsores legales de class action
2- Behive: gestión y optimización de las causas probono
3- Segui tu causa: Accesibilidad de la información judicial

Luego del Global Legal Hackaton la organización presentó el mapa de Legaltech Argentino, e invitó a otras entidades a sumarse. Luego de la presentación del viernes prentenden ampliar y que llegue a todos los profesionales que se quieran sumar.

Block Talk Summit 2020 – Fordham University, New York.

New York, January 20th, 2020

Although nearly two decades were required to develop “digital ledger technology” (aka blockchain technology), it has only taken five years to lay the foundation of a promising future relating to such technology – a foundation that is reshaping the entire way the service industry is being thought of.  As blockchain technology continues to develop and as applications utilizing such technology become more widely used, understanding and incorporating digital transformation must be a top priority for companies and governments in order to remain competitive in the global economy.

ZirconTech was present at the Block Talk Summit 2020, which took place in New York on January 18th, and showed how blockchain technology is already having real world impacts and inaugurating a new era in technology. For example, New Power Foundation Ltd., one of the hosts of the Summit, is an energy blockchain startup project supported by Chinese government which is developing a public blockchain platform that allows worldwide investors to invest in green energy projects in various countries through purchasing tokens. But that’s not all. Other companies from diverse sectors – financial services, law, medicine, among others – are also incorporating blockchain technology into their businesses.

Chinese government has released the digital currency for RMB (yuan or renminbi), and Facebook’s Libra is on the corner. How does blockchain’s future look like in China and US. The Block Talk Summit 2020 conference in New York City aimed to answer this.

Hosted by New Power Chain at the Fordham University, McNally Amphitheater, the 2020 Block Talk Summit brought together the elite of the blockchain industry from US and China including top chain projects, exchange platforms, advisory firms, and law firms to discuss and share their valuable insights on challenges and solutions with blockchain application in various industries. This event included keynote speeches, panel discussion, and industry talk.

During a panel discussion at the Summit, the speakers exchanged views concerning how blockchain technology is already transforming the Chinese economy and the financial services sector, which has already significantly changed the world in a very short period of time.

New laws – state, federal and international – which promote the use and development of blockchain technology have not yet been fully developed or coordinated.  This technology requires new technological infrastructures and payment instruments – both which are evolving rapidly. ZirconTech stands ready and is well-positioned to support the development of such infrastructures and instruments, and to help write a new chapter of digital transformation concerning blockchain and related technologies. ZirconTech is building the present and will be ready to help build the future.

Featured Topics at the Summit:

The blockchain application on energy industry. Chinese government has made an official announcement to promote the blockchain application in different industry, and the energy blockchain is one of them. A leading energy blockchain project powered by Chinese government, and energy industrial experts from US discussed how the blockchain revolution in energy gonna impact the world.

Legal and compliance in cryptocurrency market. A lot of countries have set up the law to enforce the license of running the digital currency exchange. Some big exchange like Binance is on the fire. Key opinion leaders from blockchain law firms discussed the difference between US and China about the regulation policy on crypto trading.

Decentralized Finance(DeFi). Chinese government has released the digital currency. Facebook is promoting the Libra. JP Morgan has their own coin. Those are all DeFi projects. One of the feature topics of this conference covered the DeFi and its influence on the financial markets.

Blockchain Technology. Technology is the key pillar of blockchain. Well-known public chain projects gave inspiring talks on the latest blockchain technology

Event Topics

BLOCKCHAIN

DECENTRALIZATION

DEFI

ENERGY

LAW

Venue: Fordham University, McNally Amphitheater 140 W 62nd St New York, NY

ZirconTech posicionado como empresa de consultoría, software y servicios empresariales en el primer mapa sobre el ecosistema blockchain en Latinoamérica.

A fines de octubre de 2019 se presentó el primer mapa sobre el ecosistema blockchain de Latinoamérica el cual ha permitido tener un diagnóstico sobre el escenario de utilización de la tecnología a nivel regional. Este trabajo fue realizado por la Alianza Blockchain Iberoamérica, Blockchain Summit Latam y la ONG Bitcoin Argentina, con el apoyo de América Economía.

Se realizó una encuesta y el mapa con el interés de dar a conocer y apoyar el desarrollo de startups en la región y agrupar partners que agregan valor, fundamental para un trabajo colaborativo.

ZirconTech comenzó sus operaciones en 2016 y en este mapa de Latinoamérica se ha posicionado como una de las empresas consultoría, software y servicios empresariales. En estos años ha ampliado su presencia en América Latina con nuevos proyectos en Argentina, Chile, Colombia y Uruguay, y ha fortalecido las actividades en América del Norte, con énfasis en las comunidades tecnológicas de Los Ángeles, Nueva York y San Francisco.

https://zircon.tech/blog/2019/11/29/zircontech-continues-expansion-in-north-america-while-taking-a-leading-role-in-blockchain-initiatives-in-latin-america/

Dentro de las conclusiones del relevamiento se observó que debe diversificarse la matriz y correr más riesgos. Es necesaria más vinculación con representantes latinos en el mundo, y atraer su experiencia, y se ha sugerido la necesidad de atraer aceleradoras y fondos de capital de riesgo a la industria.

Washington D.C., December 26th 2019.


ZirconTech is a force to reckon in the world of digital development and secured solutions and has uprightly made a place for themselves among the top mobile app development companies.

To gain more insights on their services at the offer and their capabilities, take a good look at the ZirconTech’s GoodFirms profile.

Headnote About Zircontech

Founded in 2016, ZirconTech is a trusted partner that helps organizations to thrive and meet their objectives through a digital transformation through their proficiency in mobility, cloud computing, and blockchain technology. This firm is a group of technology enthusiasts with an experience of more than twenty years of collaborating on challenging projects. Having joined forces in recent years to accompany businesses in their path of digital transformation with state-of-the-art technology solutions, they have essayed many successful journeys.

Their core team of experienced engineers is capable of producing deliverables in various types of app categories. Carrying out the most complex of projects while processing design and development, they provide full-cycle development from ideation to finish. Expertise in difference diverse nature and practical experiences in one’s domain is what makes this team more dynamic and capable of dealing with every difficulty as an opportunity.

ZirconTech not only delivers new apps or modernize legacy applications, but they also balance the cost and the complexity of the digital transformation of a business. Their application management is intelligent, efficient, and secure. Carried with the use of automation tools, cognitive assets, and standard security practices, their management helps businesses keep their competition in check and stay ahead in the race.

How GoodFirms Is Helpful to Businesses

GoodFirms is a renowned analysis and review portal where different businesses get enlisted to get periodic accreditation. Quality, Reliability, and Ability – are the three principal models mainly taken into consideration at GoodFirms. To better gauge the capability of a firm, these parameters are further subdivided into the quality of services delivered by the company, expertise in the skill sets possessed by the team, customer feedback, and the overall experience of the firm in the domain among several others.

ZirconTech was also assessed based on these crucial business standards set by the GoodFirms research team. The classification of the evaluation process conducted is discussed below, mentioning their key functioning areas.

Mobile App Solutions of Tomorrow, Today

ZirconTech bases its mobile app development on the most widely spread technologies. Their team of competent developers implement the agile methodology and leverage their experience in cross-platform development to produce winning apps. A combination of avant-garde and traditional UI tactics helps businesses excel in their digital strategy.

Staying abreast of the current trends and focus on delivering that enhances user engagement through intuitive and responsive design and development, the solutions by the firm help businesses lead in the market. Well-versed in various programming languages and frameworks, their solutions are in MongoDB, PHP, Java, React, React Native, HTML5, and JavaScripts.

A propensity to deliver preeminent solutions developed riding experience and expertise has driven ZirconTech to the podium of top app development companies in Buenos Aires at GoodFirms.

A Digital World on the Clouds

The world has faced towards the cloud and has given more mobility to businesses in operation. Cloud computing not only takes the burden of handling infrastructure, but also imparts high data security, scalability, and control. With years of experience in this field, ZirconTech has developed the expertise and framework that allows them to deliver consultancy services for cloud adoption strategy, transform applications, and also provide the required support.

Practical experience with platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform, IBM Bluemix, and Openstack, including Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service) among others, has enabled the firm to meet any client requirement and provide the best in class solutions. They have helped turn ideas into solutions with numerous services to build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud using frameworks that the client desires.

The firm’s inclusion in the list of the best cloud computing companies in Argentina at GoodFirms is a direct result of their aptitude and authority in the field of cloud computing.

Solutions for New Building Blocks of Technology

ZirconTech has translated their past few years of blockchain application development to build secure solutions on private and public blockchains. Their core unit of dexterous developers will take care of a full-stack development right from deploying nodes to essaying the smart contracts while designing and developing the front end.

The firm is committed to ensuring security as well as stability to the blockchain through the stock of knowledge datacenters. Bringing scalability and high performance, they provide a full spectrum of blockchain development services with professional insights. The blockchain developers at the firm empower businesses by creating a cohesive ecosystem through accessible and reliable transactions utilizing technologies like LACChain, Monax, RSK, Quorum, and Corda.

Solutions laced with adroitness and tenacity to keep finding solutions will soon merit ZirconTech a spot amongst the coveted list of the leading blockchain technology companies at GoodFirms.

About GoodFirms

Washington, D.C. based GoodFirms is a maverick B2B Research and Reviews Company that helps in finding mobile app development, cloud computing, and blockchain development companies rendering the best services to its customers. GoodFirms’ extensive research process ranks the companies, boosts their online reputation and helps service seekers pick the right technology partner that meets their business needs.

About the Author

Anna Stark is presently working as a Content Writer with GoodFirms – Washington D.C. based B2B Research Company, which bridges the gap between service seekers and service providers. Anna’s current role lingers in her to shape every company’s performance and key attributes into words. She firmly believes in the magic of words and equips new strategies that work, always in with ideas, something new to carve, and something original to decorate the firm’s identity.

November 29th, 2019

ZirconTech expands its  presence in Latin America with new projects  in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay and strengthens activities in North America, with emphasis on the Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco tech communities.

Here is a more in depth overview of the work our team has spearheaded across the globe: 

Chile

ZirconTech started Q1 2019 with increased traction in Latin America after participating in the December 2018 Labitconf in Santiago de Chile. The team joined its client,  Koibanx, and non profit partner, BitGive headed by Connie Gallippi.(https://www.bitgivefoundation.org/). During the conference, BitGive launched its donation platform for non-profit organizations (http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/02/zircon-tech-accompanied-the-launch-of-givetrack-in-labitconf-2018/). 

In Chile, ZirconTech is developing partnerships with a variety of  aiming to address local needs and bring innovative solutions to the banking, financial services, insurance, logistics, legal services and telecommunications sectors.

At the end of January 2019 ZirconTech participated in the Latam Blockchain Forum (https://www.latamblockchainforum.com/) in Santiago de Chile. Attendees included key leaders from regional and global companies taking the lead in digital transformation through blockchain technology as well as government leaders seeking to foster blockchain innovation in Latin America. Our CTO, Alejandro Narancio presented before a crowd of over one hundred attendees on how to incorporate blockchain technology into the development of smart cities. One of our CTO’s main points was, “In smart cities many systems must be harmoniously integrated and if one system must adapt to assume a new reality, the rest must adapt to these changes automatically.” This forum addressed the potential that blockchain provides and how it can be applied in different industries.  At ZirconTech we are committed to the fact that transparency, traceability, immutability, decentralized agreements all through blockchain technology are key to bringing about needed reform to the global financial system.(http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/13/zircon-tech-participo-en-el-latam-blockchain-forum-de-santiago-de-chile/).

Our CTO was also recently covered by, Decentralizados (www.dct2.cl), a Chilean digital media covering blockchain initiatives. The Decentralizados team discussed our CTO’s work with and understanding of blockchain technology,, The Internet of Things, and Smart City Technology in detail with ZirconTech (https://www.dct2.cl/2019/06/27/bloque-62-internet-de-las-cosas-blockchain/).

ZirconTech additionally conducted blockchain awareness sessions at local banks to demonstrate how this innovative  technology can be applied in the financial sector. One key area of focus the team address was blockchain applications that can be used by financial institutions to enhance the KYC (Know Your Customer) process.

ZirconTech has been developing partnerships with innovative blockchain companies in Chile who are developing interesting solutions like Paradigma CrossCheck. The team is working to map this solution to regional use cases for the creation of distributed applications. This tool can coexist with traditional centralized applications, helping individuals and small businesses to grow independently in a decentralized economy. This platform integrates Bitcoin technology with Smart Contracts, IoT Devices and the Blockstack platform in one application (Dapp) CrossCheck which makes market access secure, agile and available to everyone.

The ZirconTech team has also focused on leveraging digital contracts for professional services in the payment process. The team has discussed the incorporation of digital contracts into the payment process with financial services institutions and startups. A key theme discussed is how to leverage existing technology and what would be needed to facilitate advancement in the future.

Overall, Chile is a hot market for blockchain technology. Key Chilean technologists and economists have narrowed in on the benefits of this emerging technology. .Well known Economist Aldo Lema, Kenneth Rogoff from Harvard University, and Beltrán de Ramón of the Central Bank of Chile have recently made statements on Blockchain Technology. Kenneth Rogoff stated, “Governments cannot tolerate Bitcoin or Libra, unless all transactions are transparent.” (https://latercera.com/pulso/noticia/kenneth-rogoff-ciclo-baja-tasas-mas-ajuste-cambio-la-direccion-la-politica-monetaria/749766/). Beltrán de Ramón  that “cryptoactives resemble money, but they are not; they will be regulated by the central banks and their designs will be very different from Bitcoin.” (http://elmercurio.com/blogs/2019/07/23/71094/Criptoactivos-criptomonedas-y-su-desarrollo.aspx).

Additionally, the Governor of the Central Bank of Chile, Mr. Mario Marcel, discussed policy initiatives related to digital currencies. Companies are seeing the opportunity to take advantage of this rise is open source technologies and smartphone penetration in Chile.(https://criptotendencia.com/2019/09/19/banco-central-de-chile-debate-sobre-politicas-de-monedas-digitales/).

ZirconTech Partners with Monax to Help Incorporate Blockchain Technology Into the Legal Sector 

ZirconTech also formed a partnership with UK based Monax, aiming to incorporate blockchain technology into the legal sector.

(http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/02/zircon-tech-works-with-monax-technology-for-the-legal-industry-using-blockchain/). As a result of this partnership, ZirconTech has been able to showcase how digital contracting is facilitated with Monax platform (https://monax.io) and the Agreements Network (https://agreements.network/). Lawyers don’t need to learn programming languages like Solidity to run smart contracts. With Monax and its BPM (Business Process Model) tool you can go directly to the business to solve real problems. We are finding that the running of simple professional services agreements through smart contracts is becoming a leading use case for blockchain technology. 

ZirconTech Partners with Global Share to Implement Blockchain Technology in Electronic Bill of Lading Process 

The ZirconTech Team has explored ways to implement blockchain technology in foreign trade. We most recently partnered with Global Share, a company dedicated to the continuous improvement of business processes, providing innovative solutions to companies to improve processes productivity. In April 2019, the company announced a major milestone in Global Share/edoxOnline history, the brand new development for the preparation, issuance, signing, transmission, negotiation and presentation of the electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL). ZirconTech has been a key partner implementing blockchain technology in the solution architecture of e-BL.(http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/04/25/zircon-tech-helps-global-share-to-launch-electronic-bill-of-ladings-using-blockchain-technology/).

ZirconTech Collaborates with IBM to Implement Hyperledger Technology 

ZirconTech continues to collaborate with IBM through leveraging and implementing the hyperledger framework for projects in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. With the development of the Tradelens platform through the Maersk and IBM partnership, ZirconTech has further resources to enable companies in the logistics ecosystem to leverage blockchain technology. 

ZirconTech’s Developments in the United States

In May 2019, our team attended the Consensus conference in New York City.   North America and Europe. In 2017, our team presented a Hyperledger based insurance product at the conference: (http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/02/zircon-tech-to-demo-usage-based-insurance-on-hyperledger/).

For close to three years we have partnered with teams in the Los Angeles area to support up and coming projects.   One of our recent partnerships is in the area of real estate applications where we enable clients to incorporate blockchain technology into the traditional real estate investment process. 

In April 2019 ZirconTech added a Business Development Consultant based in Philadelphia to the team. She is well connected with the US blockchain community. We have also strengthened relationships and discovered new business opportunities in different areas including, Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago. In October 2019, we added a second Business Development Consultant to the team.  She is based in New York.

ZirconTech’s Work in the Agribusiness Sector 

ZirconTech delved into the agribusiness sector. One of our clients in the agribusiness sector evolved piloting trading platforms, and completed trades with Thailand, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cambodia, Switzerland and England. brings the transparency needed to the supply chain process. This greater level of transparency allows insurance partners to better assess and control risk to give users access to first class insurance coverage.

ZirconTech’s Work in the Financial Services Sector 

In the Financial Services sector we have been a partner of R3 for over two years. Through this partnership, our team members have become Corda R3 Certified Developers. This is a relationship that started in New York and now has expanded to Latin America as R3 grows in the region. This year both companies participated in the Latam Blockchain Summit in Santiago de Chile. We have participated in several activities including New York like CordaU.com launch.

Argentina

ZirconTech has had roots in Argentina since the very beginning. We continue to maintain connections with the local community, participate in workshops and meetups, and looking for opportunities to assist projects in the country. We have had the privilege of participating in Uruguay business development activities in Argentina, representing the Information Technology sector, like Uruguay XXI and the Uruguayan Embassy in Argentina. We “Business Opportunities in Uruguay” meeting at the residence of the Uruguayan Ambassador in Argentina. During the meeting we were able to highlight the advantages of doing business with and in Uruguay.(https://www.uruguayxxi.gub.uy/es/eventos/articulo/dia-de-uruguay-en-buenos-aires/).

Argentina is a hot spot for digital contracting. ZirconTech has been advising lawyers about the advantages of working with technologies like Monax. In this way there are several interesting cases being developed with innovative legal offices particularly in intellectual property management. Our some of our clients such as, Global Share, Koibanx and Bitgive, have carried out work in Argentina.

In July we participated in MITAGDS (Made in the Americas 2019, Global Digital Services Summit), organized by the Interamerican Development Bank under the Outsource2LAC program. We had the opportunity to interact with the Latin American community about the applications of blockchain technology in different industries. This has been a key milestone for further developments in the region. ZirconTech was one of the leading companies in Latin America participating in the event. Again, blockchain in supply chains was a hot topic, with discussions on the  transformation public and private sectors can undergo to enable decentralization and transparency.. Blockchain technology can truly increase the efficiency and transparency of supply chains and the logistics industry, positively impacting everything from warehousing to delivery to payment. We discussed these topics with IADB, Gartner and companies from Argentina, Barbados, Chile, Colombia. Mexico, United States and Canada.

Colombia

In Colombia, ZirconTech has developed partnerships in the financial services industries that helped to develop ground activities in cities including, Bogota, Medellin and Cali. Our team has presented financial services and legal tech solutions to several companies from the banking and legal sectors, and outsourcing service sector. The Blockchain Centre Colombia is taking off

Uruguay

At home in Uruguay, the ZirconTech team continues to be involved at a local level in the Bitcoin and blockchain technology community. In May we took part in Montevideo’s Bitcoinday. This event aimed to educate the general public, on the basic concepts of cryptocurrencies, to specific information about the sale, investment, business uses and benefits for entrepreneurs and companies that want to leverage cryptocurrency. (http://blog.infuy.com/ya-llega-bitcoin-day-en-montevideo-%f0%9f%9a%80/). ZirconTech also took part in  Campus Zonamérica’s (Jacksonville)  series of Workshops for developers, and others for business professionals to enter the world of smart contracts and the application of blockchain for business, logistics and regulations. Other participating companies included Infuy, RSK, Keoken, dexFreight, Bitex.la, and Koibanx. This event opened new opportunities for ZirconTech in emerging blockchain applications in Uruguay, particularly logistics, foreign trade and traceability of products and digital contracts. Alejandro Narancio led a workshop on how to develop Smart Contracts on RSK, an area that he has been working extensively on this year. An area Alejandro has specifically worked on isRif Os. We discussed this work on a panel in the Montevideo Fintech Forum, back in June.

Our work in the legal sector is taking off as well. ZirconTech has pioneered the use of Monax technology live with “quick agreements” functionalities to launch labor and service contracts with his collaborators. This technology is expanding. We are specifically working with a local legal group to enhance the process for  contracting labor and professional services, including automatic payments mechanisms. This is a joint partnership with the Monax team. 

ZirconTech Enables Blockchain Technology Integration Into the Real Estate Sector

We are getting further involved in the real estate sector. We are leveraging our partnership with Monax to address key aspects of the real estate industry. (https://monax.io/blog/2019/07/18/blockchain-use-in-real-estate/). As Monax CEO Casey Kuhlman states, “blockchain has the ability to take the real estate investment sequence and tokenize it. This can create partial ownership and increase liquidity significantly. Blockchain can also open up real estate investment trusts (REITs) to a new series of investors”.

Typically, real estate is an asset class that requires significant capital and is dominated by high-net-worth individuals. Tokenization allows for the reduction in the amount of capital any one individual would need, meaning more people would have the opportunity to invest. This would help diversify portfolios. It would also offer more liquidity in the ecosystem and the opportunity to move assets around more easily”

Zircon’s Work in the Traceability and Provenance of Goods.

Early on ZirconTech delved into improving the traceability of goods and transactions. We are continuing to do work to improve the traceability and provenance of goods through implementing blockchain technology. 

Since 2016, when we first participated in the f Consensus Conference in New York, we have taken a close look at the  Everledger project’s work on the traceability of diamonds. As the Everledger project has matured, we have looked at ways to  implement this technology in Latin America. All framework and process developed by Everledger are available for use in matching use cases.

We have taken on more advanced cases aimed at incorporating the internet of things on a large scale. Since 2017 we have been in contact with the Crypto Valley community in Switzerland. We participated in the Blockchain Competition organized by Lakeside Partners AG with our insurance product. We demonstrated a  Solidity mock up of cases for the dairy industry. Through this demo we were able to assist the Ambrosus team with solutions for decentralized IoT networks for the Next-Generation Supply Chains. These complex solutions are available for the right use cases for a variety of industries.  Ambrosus has recently begun developing a new suite of solutions focused on dairy products in both Europe and South-East Asia, to enable individuals to understand where their dairy products originate (https://blog.ambrosus.com/progress-report-22-july-2019-31c588158984).

We have also found that simple use cases can be addressed with the SUKU World platform, which aims to be the universal symbol of truth for consumers and brands, making commerce more transparent and efficient through the power of blockchain technology. We are evaluating how to  this technology specifically for the agribusiness sector in Argentina, Chile and Peru.

With an increasing number of blockchain related platforms available, we see that we can quickly enable businesses to transform their services through digital transformation. , We believe it is faster and cheaper to reuse what is already developed, talk about real use cases and go to production when there’s value. In most cases there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.

At ZirconTech, we are a group of blockchain consultants who aim to help organizations identify the potential of blockchain technology.. Leveraging a market research, ZirconTech provides feasibility analysis for initiatives, analysis of relevant blockchain platforms and tools for a variety of  business cases. From conceptualization to design and development, ZirconTech can build enterprise applications to help companies to accelerate time to market and maximize return on the investment.

Brum Costa Abogados – ZirconTech en la Universidad de Montevideo.

Montevideo, 14 de noviembre de 2019

Brum Costa Abogados y ZiconTech están trabajando conjuntamente explorando cómo los contratos inteligentes pueden modelar distintos escenarios jurídicos y ser implementados rápidamente con plataformas como Monax, modelando procesos de negocio en alto nivel y sin necesidad de escribir código informático de bajo nivel.

Esta alianza está enfocada en aportar soluciones a empresas que gestionan un importante stock de contratos. Permite la administración automatizada de los procesos de cada contrato, desde la etapa precontractual, pasando por la suscripción, los pagos sucesivos e incluso las renovaciones y su archivo. La gestión automatizada permite reducir sustancialmente los recursos utilizados habitualmente en este tipo de procesos.

En una charla organizada por Brum Costa Abogados y ZirconTech, y con el apoyo de la Universidad de Montevideo, expusieron el Ing. Alejandro Narancio con una introducción general a blockchain y contratos inteligentes, y el Dr. Gustavo Gauthier habló de casos de uso de contratos inteligentes. También la Dra. Sofia Milsev abordó los desafíos para la protección de datos y el Ing. Martín Machin presentó algunas implementaciones de acuerdos legales utilizando la plataforma Monax.

Alejandro Narancio realizó una introducción general a blockchain y expuso sobre la plataforma Ethereum y el modelado de contratos inteligentes con Solidity.

Gustavo Gauthier comentó sobre trabajos que se vienen realizando con contratos inteligentes basados en blockchain, y algunos casos de uso en desarrollo en materia laborarl y servicios.

Sofía Milsev abordó el tema de la protección de datos y sus desafíos con el uso de blockchain. Explicó las tensiones actuales, qué hace falta y algunos posibles caminos de solución.

Finalmente Martin Machin presentó la plataforma Monax y la Red de Acuerdos, los cuales están basados en Hyperledger y el proyecto Burrow. Se mostraron algunos casos prácticos de contratos modelados con esta plataforma que se vienen explorando y desarrollando en Argentina, Chile, Colombia y Uruguay.

Event Topics

BLOCKCHAIN

SMART CONTRACTS

LEGALTECH

LAW

DECENTRALIZATION

Venue: Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ingeniería, Montevideo, Uruguay.